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The Magic of Beauty and the Beast Never Dies – It Inspires True-to-Life Stories

Beauty and the Beast

welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

Disney’s old-time favorite fairy tale “Beauty and the Beast” continues to perform well in the box office after two weeks of showing in Philippine cinemas. It has grossed a massive P541.67 million in just eleven days. It is now in the sixth place in the rankings of all-time highest-grossing movies in the country.  Here are different stories that transpire with its popularity:

Youtube video by; Walt Disney Studios Philippines
[VIDEO]: Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” is a live-action re-telling of the studio’s animated classic which refashions the classic characters from the tale as old as time for a contemporary audience, staying true to the original music while updating the score with several new songs.

The Truth about the Beast

The half-buried truth about Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” is that, in the end, the prince is a letdown. At the end of the 1991 cartoon, when the enchantment is lifted, he looks incomplete, vaguely embryonic—a smooth-skinned creature with maidenly bedhead and a tentative smile. Even for a viewer too young, as I was, to grasp the psychosexual undertones of a tale as old as this one, the Beast’s physicality—the big buffalo head, the wolf’s tail, all pathos and silly roughness—seemed less like an obstacle in the love story than its central object. Here’s more:

Beauty and the Beast Inspired Proposal

Like we weren’t mesmerised enough by the reboot of Disney’s classic tale Beauty and the Beast, a student in California has gone and recreated the magic in the sweetest way. In a video documented on Twitter, @joshuasabater shared his enchantingly elaborate prom proposal (or “promposal” as the yanks say) to his girlfriend, Valerie. Know more:

Power Rangers Challenges Beauty and the Beast

This weekend at the box office, nostalgia-driven fare was everywhere, from “Beauty and the Beast” to “Power Rangers” and “CHIPS,” producing both successful and underwhelming results.On the high end, Disney’s live-action “Beauty and the Beast” continued enchanting audiences in its second weekend in theaters, easily topping the charts with $88.3 million, according to studio estimates Sunday. On the low end, Warner Bros.’ raunchy, R-rated “CHIPS” debuted in seventh place with $7.6 million. Read here:


A Hit in the Philippines

Beauty and the Beast narrated the journey of Belle. She is a bright, beautiful and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a Beast in his castle.  She befriends the castle’s enchanted staff and learns to look deeper beyond the Beast’s ugly exterior. That’s when she realized the kind heart of the true prince that is within him.  The movie stars Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Kevin Kline and Josh Gad. Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci, Audra McDonald, Hattie Morahan, Nathan Mack, Ian McKellen, and Emma Thompson are also in the movie.